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Joseph Zakas
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Indiana State Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
1982 -present
Term ends
November 6, 2018
Years in position 32
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsNo
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois
Master'sUniversity of Notre Dame
J.D.University of Notre Dame
Personal
BirthdayNovember 7, 1950
ProfessionAttorney, Thorne Grodnik LLP
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joe Zakas (b. November 7, 1950) is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 11 and currently serving as Senate Majority Whip. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982.

Biography

Zakas earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1972 and his M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1980. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for Thorne, Grodnik, Limited Liability Partnership.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Zakas served on the following committees:

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Law, Chair
Corrections and Criminal Law
Elections
Judiciary
Public Policy

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Zakas served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Zakas served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Joe Zakas was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2010

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010

Zakas faced Democratic candidate Catherine Fanello in the November 2 general election. Zakas defeated Fanello by a margin of 24,709 to 14,893.[3]

Zakas ran unopposed in the May 4 Republican primary.[4]

Indiana State Senate, District 11 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Zakas (R) 24,709 62.4%
Catherine Fanello (D) 14,893 37.6%

2006

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Joe Zakas won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 11 receiving 22,103 votes, ahead of Democrat Patricia McQuade receiving 16,868 votes.[5]

Indiana State Senate, District 11 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Zakas (R) 22,103
Patricia McQuade (D) 16,868

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Zakas received $160,586 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Indiana State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Zakas's campaign in 2010
Senate Majority Campaign Cmte Of Indiana$60,252
Indiana Republican Party$35,980
Indiana Chamber Of Commerce$15,000
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association$6,000
David Long For State Senate$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $160,586

2008

In 2008, a year Zakas was not up for re-election, he collected $10,125 in donations.[7]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Land Title Association $2,000
JP Morgan Chase & Co $1,000
Indiana Bankers Association $1,000
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $1,000

2006

In 2006, Zakas collected $81,341 in donations.[8]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Republican Party $30,645
Citizens for Bob Garton $10,000
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $3,300
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $2,000
Indiana Hospital Association $1,800

2002

In 2002, Zakas collected $16,750 in donations while winning re-election.[9]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
TIEPAC $1,000
Trucking Industry PAC/TIPAC $1,000
Insurance Institute of Indiana $1,000
Indiana state Bar Association $1,000

1998

In 1998, Zikas collected $27,823 in donations while winning re-election.[10]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
St Joseph County Republican Central Committee $1,020
Insurance Institute of Indiana $1,000
In State Bar Association - BARPAC $1,000

Personal

Zakas and his wife, Anne, have four children.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on issues "impacting working people."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "pro-jobs, pro-economy issues."
Legislators are scored on whether they supported or opposed IMA's position on a bill.

2013

In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 7 through April 29.[12]

Legislators are scored on whether they supported or opposed IMA's position on a bill.

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Indiana State Senate District 11
1982–present
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